This week's events-Tri-Lakes

Originally Published April 25, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
Updated April 24, 2013 at 9:34 a.m.
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April 25

Spring Plant Sale

HOT SPRINGS — The Garland County Master Gardeners’ expanded plant sale will begin at 8 a.m. at the Historic Downtown Hot Springs Farmers Market, 121 Orange St. There will be a demonstration on herbs techniques and several different plants and vegetables for sale. For more information, call (501) 915-8281.

Luncheon and Silent Mystery Auction

ARKADELPHIA — The Volunteer Council of the Arkadelphia Human Development Center will present the third annual salad luncheon and silent mystery auction from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Donations of $8 will be accepted at the door. For more ticket information, call (870) 246-8011.

District 6 Public Forum

HOT SPRINGS — The District 6 city director will host a public forum at 6 p.m. in Room 102 of the Lakeside High School Technology Center, 2871 Malvern Ave. City residents are encouraged to attend and bring a friend or neighbor. Discussion will center on the board/manager and mayor/alderman forms of city government. Guest speakers will include Hot Springs Mayor Jim Randall and City Attorney Brian Albright. For more information, visit

Well On Your Way: Sleep Disorders

BENTON/Bryant — Ty Gregory of the Saline Memorial Sleep Disorders Center will discuss common sleep disorders at 6:30 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant. The program is open to all ages. No registration is required. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Creative Writing

BRYANT — Jennifer Watson will teach creative writing for ages 16 and older at 6 p.m. April 25 at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. No registration is required. For more information, call (501) 847-2166.

April 26 and April 27

Relay for Life

BRYANT — The American Cancer Society’s annual Saline County Relay for Life will begin Friday at Bishop Park. This is an overnight, 12-hour event starting at 6 p.m. Friday and ending at 6 a.m. Saturday. The event will begin with a survivor lap, followed by a caregiver lap. All types of cancer survivors will be honored. For more information, contact Marilyn Rogers at (501) 315-2179 or

April 27

Spring Student Art Sale

HOT SPRINGS — The National Park Community College Spring Student Art Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Fisher Building on the NPCC campus. Handmade pottery, paintings and more will be available for sale. For more information, call (501) 760-4155.

Children’s Spring Festival

HOT SPRINGS — Garland County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) will present the second annual Children’s Spring Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hot Springs Memorial Field, 525 Airport Road, to promote family and community togetherness. The festival will feature free games for all ages, Flossie’s Funnel Cakes, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s mobile aquarium, bounce houses, a rock-climbing wall, raffles, prizes and other children’s activities. For more information, contact Molly VanWie at (501) 321-9269.

One-Stop Homeownership Class

HOT SPRINGS — The One-Stop Homeownership Community Development Center will present the second of two classes for first-time homebuyers from 1-5 p.m. Saturday at 600 W. Grand Ave. Potential first-time homebuyers will learn about closing costs, down-payment funding and how to shop for a home. Both classes must be taken in order to qualify for a certificate worth $10,000 in down-payment assistance through the Arkansas Down Payment Incentive. For registration information, call (501) 617-0158 on Tuesday or Thursday.

Senior Activity Center Flea Market

BRYANT — The Bryant Senior Activity Center at Bishop Park will host its first flea market from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the center. There will be no charge for admission or parking. Booth registration is now open. For pricing and reservations, call (501) 943-0056, ext. 3.

First Lutheran Flea Market

BENTON — The youth of First Lutheran Church in Benton will present their second annual flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The group is seeking vendors. Each 8-by-14-foot site costs $10, and more than one site may be reserved. All proceeds from the sale are kept by the vendor. For more information, call Cindy at (501) 844-4275.

Book to Movie Club

BENTON — The Saline County Library will host a Book to Movie Club meeting at 11:30 a.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. The group is open to adults 18 and older and will meet on a monthly basis. The selection this month is The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

April 28

Piano Recital

ARKADELPHIA — Ouachita Baptist University will present David Allen Wehr in a guest piano recital at 2:30 p.m. in McBeth Recital Hall. The free recital is open to the public. For more information, call (870) 245-5208.

April 29

Movie Monday

BENTON — A movie specifically selected for ages 12 and under will be shown at 4 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.


Barkman House Exhibit

ARKADELPHIA — The Ouachita Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society will display the Barkman House in Clark County: Life on the Home Front During the Civil War, beginning at 10 a.m. May 1, and continuing until May 31. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, call (870) 230-1360.

Caddo Indians Exhibit

BENTON — The Ouachita Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society will display Caddo Indians in Saline County: Ancient Mounds as Structures, beginning at 9 a.m. May 1, and continuing until May 31. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Civilian Conservation Corps Exhibit

HOT SPRINGS — The Ouachita Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society will display The Civilian Conservation Corps and Garland County, beginning at 9 a.m. May 1 and continuing until May 31. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, call (501) 623-4161.

Merry Mixers Dance

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Hot Springs Village Merry Mixers dance to live ballroom, swing, Latin, rock and country music twice a month except during the summer. After a break in April, dancing will resume May 4. Dances are at the Coronado Community Center at 7 p.m. the first Saturday of the month, and on the third Saturday, a lesson is held at 7 p.m., followed by dancing at 7:30 p.m. First Saturdays cost $7.50, and third Saturdays $10 per person. All dancers are welcome. For more information, call (501) 915-8111.

Utility Assistance

BENTON — The Central Arkansas Development Council offers crisis-intervention assistance to families in Saline County with disconnect notices in the Crisis Low-Income Home Energy Assistance program. To qualify for Crisis LIHEAP, people must have a disconnect notice with a disconnect date within seven days of the application date. All households receiving food stamps are potentially eligible to receive this assistance; however, the program is not limited to food stamp recipients. The program assists households with home energy and heating bills. Eligible households must meet income guidelines and furnish proof of all household income for the month prior to applying. In Saline County, applications will be accepted from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Wednesday at the CADC Administration Office, 321 Edison in Benton. For more information, call 501-315-1121.

Multimedia Exhibit

ARKADELPHIA — Jennifer Robyn’s exhibit of photography, words and audio from Christians in the western half of Arkansas will be on display from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Saturday at the Arkadelphia Arts Center, 625 Main St. Admission is free. For more information, call (870) 245-3612.

Teen Poetry Contest

BENTON/BRYANT — The Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton and the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant will accept entries through April 30 for the Beneath the Surface: Teen Poetry Contest. Entry forms are available at both libraries, and all entries may be submitted at the children’s desk with the teen’s name, age and phone number on the back. First-, second- and third -place winners will be contacted by phone. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Health Walks in the Gardens

HOT SPRINGS — Two of Garvan Woodland Gardens’ most avid walkers lead guided health walks in the gardens once a week. Anthony Chapel singer Sharon Turrentine leads a three-mile walk at 9 a.m. every Monday. Garvan Woodland Gardens staffer Paula Wallace leads a one-mile walk at 9 a.m. every Tuesday. Walkers are invited to meet at the Welcome Center to join the groups. Wear comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy walking shoes. No reservations are necessary. The guided walks are free to members, and regular gardens admission applies for nonmembers.

Head Start Survey, Applications

CLARK/HOT SPRING COUNTY — Central Arkansas Development Council Head Start centers in Clark County are conducting a target-area survey. Staff will conduct the survey to determine the number of preschool children who may be eligible for the Head Start program in Clark County. To participate, contact the local Head Start office. The Clark County and Hot Spring County programs are accepting early enrollment applications for the fall 2013 school year. In Amity, call (870) 342-5358; in Arkadelphia, call (870) 246-8931; in Gurdon, call (870) 353-6616; in Malvern, call (501) 337-1502; in Magnet Cove, call (501) 332-6906; and in Bismarck, call (501) 865-1882. Applications are accepted during regular business hours at the Bismarck Head Start, 2078 Arlie Moore Road.

Junior Volunteer Program

HOT SPRINGS — National Park Medical Center is accepting applications for the 2013 Junior Volunteer Summer Service Program, to be held June 10 through Aug. 9. The program teaches teens ages 14 to 18 about the health care industry through observation of various hospital departments. Participants will volunteer four to 32 hours per week at the hospital during the program. May 15 is the deadline to submit complete applications, including an information sheet, two letters of recommendation and a guardian-signed TB-skin-test release form. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by June 1. For more information, call (501) 620-2705 or email Applications are available online at

Head Start Early Enrollment

BENTON — Central Arkansas Development Council Head Start Centers in Saline County are accepting applications for enrollment for the 2013-2014 school year. Applications are accepted during regular business hours at the following locations: Benton Head Start Center, 321 Edison Ave., (501) 315-6456; Harmony Grove Head Start Center, 115 School Road in Haskell, (501) 776-1697; Paron Head Start Center, 16494 W. 12th St., (501) 594-5668; and Shannon Hills Head Start Center, 11925 County Line Road, (501) 455-4932. To be eligible to enroll in the Head Start program, a child must be 3 or 4 years old, and the family must meet income guidelines. Verification of family income and the child’s birth certificate and immunization records are required to complete an application.


Arts and Crafts Fair

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Coronado Community Center will host its Spring Arts and Crafts Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 4. The fair will feature a variety of goods from area vendors, including jewelry, pottery, woodworking, sewing, painting and more. For vendor information, call (501) 922-5050.

Art on Main

ARKADELPHIA — The Arkadelphia Rotary Sunrise Club will host Art on Main from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 3 at the Arkadelphia Arts Center, 625 Main Street. Area artists’ creations will be on display and for sale. Tickets for the all ages event are $5 and are available at the arts center. For more information, call (870) 403-8216.

Basic Sewing Skills

BENTON/BRYANT — Ages 18 and up are invited to attend Basic Sewing Skills at 1 p.m. May 4 at the Bob Herzfeld Library and again at 1 p.m. May 18 at the Mabel Boswell Library. The class will be taught by members of the Saline County Cooperative Extension Homemakers group and will cover basic handsewing skills such as hems and sewing on buttons. No registration is required. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

May Day Heritage Fest

SHERIDAN — The Grant County Museum will present the May Day Heritage Fest at 10 a.m. May 4 at the Grant County Museum, 521 Shackleford Road. In addition to regular museum exhibits, the day will focus on living-history presentations; historical re-enactments, including cannon and artillery displays; old-time music performed by Sisters; and Arkansas native arts and crafts. For more information, call (870) 942-4496.

Baccalaureate Service

MALVERN — Malvern High School will present its 22nd annual baccalaureate service at 2:30 p.m. May 5 at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1220 Carmichael St. The event will honor the graduating class of 2013 and will feature Miss Alyse Eady, THV 11 news personality, as the speaker. For more information, call (870) 541-5892.

POA Annual Meeting

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Property Owners’ Association Annual Meeting will be held at 3 p.m. May 6 at the Ouachita Activities Building at the Ponce De Leon Center. All Hot Springs Village property owners are encouraged to attend this meeting.

Cinco de Mayo

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Property Owners’ Association will present a Cinco de Mayo event starting at 6 p.m. May 6 at the DeSoto Club Event Center. The event will include a taco and fajita buffet catered by Picante’s Mexican Grill, Mexican beer available for purchase, a DJ and dancing, $2 margaritas and more. Tickets are $20 in advance and can be purchased at and at the Coronado Community Center office and the Ponce de Leon Center office. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door for $25. For more information, call (501) 922-0322.

Business After Hours

BENTON/BRYANT — The Benton and Bryant chambers will present a Business After Hours at 6 p.m. May 7 at St. John’s Chapel by the Creek and Oakwood Terrace on Arkansas 5. This facility has plenty of room for everyone to enjoy a night of fun and networking. Dinner will be provided by Riverside Grocery & Catering, and a live band, Junior Hill and the Settlement, will play. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased from the Benton and Bryant chambers. The ticket includes a catfish dinner, beer, wine, music and the opportunity to promote businesses.

Dearly Beloved

BENTON — The Royal Players will present Dearly Beloved at 7 p.m. May 9-11 and at 2 p.m. May 12 at the Royal Theatre, 111 S. Market St. This Southern-fried farce is another of the Jones-Hope-Wooten plays that are growing in popularity with each season with a number of Arkansas community and professional theaters. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for students. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. For more information, call (501) 315-5483 or visit

Razorbacks for Reading

BRYANT — Arkansas Razorbacks alumni will take on Saline County high school seniors in the fourth annual Razorbacks for Reading charity basketball game presented by Best Buy at 7 p.m. May 11 at Bishop Park. Admission is $5 at the door and free for ages 3 and younger. Attendees can enter to win an iPad mini with purchase of admission. Additional entries for the iPad are $3 each. Half-time performances will include groups from Benton, Bryant and Harmony Grove. KATV Channel 7 anchor Scott Inman will be the master of ceremonies for the event. Proceeds will benefit the Imagination Library of Saline County. For more information, call (501) 993-7737.

Royal Players Auditions

BENTON — The Royal Players will begin auditions for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s, The King and I , at 6 p.m. May 12 and 7 p.m. May 13 at the Royal Theatre, 111 South Market St. Those auditioning should prepare a song and bring sheet music if an accompanist is need. The will be cold readings from the script. There are parts for males and females of all ages. For more information, call (501) 315-5483.

Bill Ogden Golf Scramble

HOT SPRINGS — The 16th annual National Park Community College Bill Ogden Golf Scramble will be at 1 p.m. May 20 at the Belvedere Golf Resort. The cost is $75 per player or $300 per team. Men and women are welcome. There will be prizes for the first four teams in each flight and a $10,000 cash prize for a hole-in-one. For more information or to register, call Ron Chesser at (501) 760-4230.

Little Miss Arkansas Pageant

HOT SPRINGS — The 34th annual Little Miss Arkansas Pageant will be held May 25 at the Hot Springs Convention Center. The pageant is open to Arkansas girls from infants to age 17. There are five age groups, with a winner and two alternates in each. The contestants will compete in casual wear and pageant dress. There will also be a talent competition and a photogenic competition. For more information or entry forms, visit or call (501) 262-2284.

Motorcycle and Scooter Show

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Motorcycle and Scooter Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 22 at the Hot Springs Village Visitor Center. Space is limited to the first 64 bikes, and registration is open. To register a bike, email the name, phone number, motorcycle or scooter year, make and model, and engine size to, or call Dan Gruben at (501) 915-9596 by May 25.

Rotary Trip to Kansas City

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Hot Springs Village Rotary Club will offer a trip Oct. 3-6 to Kansas City, Mo. Accompanied by trip hosts, travelers will visit the U.S. Federal Reserve Money Museum, the Arabia Riverboat Exhibit, the American Jazz Museum and more. The return trip will include a stop at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. The all-inclusive price of the trip, $620 per person, includes a tax-deductible contribution to the charitable activities of the HSV Rotary Charity Corp. For more information or to reserve a seat, contact Tony Cifelli at (501) 915-8238, Terry Young at (501) 915-8912, or Paul and Lynda Bridges at (501) 922-6798.

To submit a school or community event for the Tri-Lakes Calendar of Events, mail information to Calendar of Events, Tri-Lakes Edition, P.O. Box 2221, Little Rock, AR, 72203; fax to (501) 378-3500; or email to Deadlines for calendar-item submissions are noon Friday for Thursday editions and noon Tuesday for Sunday editions.

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